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Uma definição científica de populista autoritário

Sobre memes e imagens que dividem os brasileiros em dois grupos antagônicos, não custa esclarecer:

“Authoritarian populists typically divide the population into “us” (his or her support base) versus “them” (opponents and possibly the object of repressive measures).

Tá lá no Wintrobe (2018).

WINTROBE, R. An economic theory of a hybrid (competitive authoritarian or illiberal) regime. Public Choice, , n. 0123456789, p. 1–17, 2018. Springer US. Disponível em: <https://doi.org/10.1007/s11127-018-0574-9&gt;. .

economia do terrorismo · public choice · Uncategorized

Custos humanos do terrorismo

Trecho da conclusão:

At the same time, the impact of terrorism is placed into context against two standards. For a representative year, the median number of disability adjusted life years lost to terrorism is 486,378. That is, terrorism lies in the bottom 9% of the global burden of disease. Similarly, it is shown that the benefit–cost ratio for DHS counterterror expenditures can be no greater than 0.47.

That calculation suggests that a significant portion of counterterror expenditure is non-instrumental, i.e., a public spending rationale that includes something other than its effect on terrorists. For example, cross-country panel analyses suggest that terrorism increases the statistical likelihood of cabinet changes in parliamentary governments, implying that counterterror policy has a role to play as a form of organizational and/or coalitional maintenance for those currently holding power. 

Artigo novo lá na Public Choice.